I started out my last post with the intention of sharing this recipe. But the post took on a life of it's own. So today, I bring you the photo recipe!
|You start with 6 lemons.|
|You squeeze all of the juice out of 'em.|
|Then you do the same thing with 2 oranges.|
|You put the juices together and then put 2 cups of water and a cup and a half of sugar in a pan.|
|While that is heating and melting together, you cut 8 sprigs of mint, wash them and put them in the jar you will use to store the syrup.|
|When the sugar has fully incorporated into the water and the mixture is heated, add the juice to the sugar water. Then you boil it a few minutes. Take it off of the heat and pour it over your mint sprigs.|
|Your 2nd son will love it.|
|Your only girl will chug it.|
|Your baby boy will use it to make everything sticky.|
|Your eldest son will look at you with his big blue eyes and you will try to kiss him and he will pull away spilling the delicious drink. He will blame you. Oh well. Here's to summer!|
PS: The glasses my kiddos are drinking out of belonged to my Great-Grandmother Gilger. She was the sweetest woman I ever knew. Her glasses are the perfect way to hold this drink. So pick a special glass and make it a moment!